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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing May 3, 2021

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WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday May 3 to Sunday May 9, 2021

Programming available to stream live and On Demand on FOXTEL, FOXTEL NOW and FOXTEL GO^

Get ready, this week on FOXTEL is phenomenal!

It’s a hectic week, and in no small part because The Real Housewives of New York City are back! It’s time once more to head to the Big Apple for big hair, big bling and big drama.

We also pick up two huge blockbuster series from the DC Comics stable. Fans of the ’60s-set spy stylings of Pennyworth, which follows the action-packed early life of Batman’s famous butler Alfred, will be thrilled at the arrival of its sophomore season, and we also get to see what’s next for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Looking for the TV version of comfort food? Step into the kitchen of Selena + Chef. The popular recording artist has (like a lot of us lately!) decided to hone her foodie skills and is welcoming an array of experts – including Curtis Stone – to show her how in her new show. Also, a man who needs no introduction, Jamie Oliver, is ready to reinvigorate our meal inspo with Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On.

Make the acquaintance of a new hilarious animated family in The Great North; spend Mother’s Day with some movie mums; and catch the hugely acclaimed anthology of films in Small Axe.

And we haven’t even started with sport! From the latest thrills of this year’s AFL and NRL seasons to the thrilling excitement of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Spain, there’s plenty on that front, too.

Continuing series include: Young Rock (FOX8), Mare of Easttown (FOX SHOWCASE), Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle), The Nevers (FOX SHOWCASE), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Life (BBC First), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Grand Designs UK (LifeStyle), Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump (E!), Property Brothers: Forever Home (LifeStyle Home), Hoarders (Crime + Investigation), Grown-ish (FOX8), The Great British Bake Off (LifeStyle Food), The Warfighters (HISTORY), Unforgotten (BBC First), Running Wild with Bear Grylls (National Geographic), Undercover Billionaire (Discovery Channel), For Real: The Story of Reality TV (E!), True Life Crime UK (MTV), Valley of Tears (FOX SHOWCASE), Little People, Big World (TLC), Body Cam (Investigation Discovery), Our Wild Life (Animal Planet), Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (Discovery Turbo), Mysteries at the Museum (Discovery Channel), Street Outlaws: Mega Cash Days (Discovery Turbo), American Wreckers (A&E), Casualty (BBC First), Air Crash Investigation (National Geographic), The Abyss: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis (HISTORY), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (FOX8), The Flash (FOX8), Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet), The Drew Barrymore Show (FOX ARENA), American Pickers: Best Of (A&E), Doubling Down With the Derricos (TLC), Legacies (FOX8), The Real Housewives of New Jersey (FOX ARENA), Married to Medicine Atlanta (FOX ARENA), Shameless (FOX SHOWCASE), Counting Cars (A&E), Food Factory (National Geographic), Escape to the Perfect Town (LifeStyle), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (FOX ARENA), World’s Most Evil Killers (Crime + Investigation), Schitt’s Creek (FOX Funny), S.W.A.T. (FOX ONE), Chicago Fire (FOX ONE), Chicago PD (FOX ONE), Life Below Zero (BBC Earth), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA).

Monday, May 3

It’s time to meet the Tobins – the next fun family in animation – when The Great North begins!

The Great North – FOX8, 8pm

From Bob’s Burgers co-writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, along with Minty Lewis, comes this delightfully funny animated series following the Tobin family. Nick Offerman voices family patriarch Beef, a single dad raising four children – Wolf (Will Forte), Judy (Jenny Slate), Ham (Paul Rust) and Moon (Aparna Nancherla) – as they navigate life’s adventures in Alaska.

Selena + Chef – LifeStyle Food, 7pm

She’s a multi-platinum recording artist, an actress, she has a make-up line and is known for her philanthropy. However, even Selena Gomez admits there’s one role she’s not great at – cooking. So during California’s COVID-19 quarantine the star invites cameras into her kitchen as she attempts to make delicious meals, helped via video by some of the world’s best chefs, in this fun, new series, airing weeknights.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, s6 – FOX8, 9.30pm

The stakes have never been higher when the sixth season of this hit DC Comics series premieres tonight. Following Sara’s (Caity Lotz) abduction by a ruthless alien, the Legends have no choice but to recruit a new member if they are to have any chance of rescuing her – and saving the world.

Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On – LifeStyle Food, 6.30pm

If anyone can help inspire healthy, tasty eating during a pandemic, it’s Jamie Oliver.

After the past 12 months, plenty of us have well and truly exhausted our set of go-to meal ideas. However, never fear. With Oliver’s new series airing weeknights throughout the month, your repertoire will be expanded in no time!

VC Andrews’ Landry Series – Lifetime Movie Network – LMN, 8.30pm

Aussie Raechelle Banno (Home and Away) stars in this series of four films adapted from the VC Andrews’ novels – Ruby, Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel – as Ruby Landry, a young girl from the Louisiana Bayou whose romance with high-school love Paul Tate (Sam Duke) is threatened by secrets from the past. Catch the films every Monday at 8.30pm

Tuesday, May 4

The ’60s-set Pennyworth picks up tonight as we learn more about the early life of Batman’s butler!

Pennyworth, s2 – FOX8, 8.30pm

In the season two premiere of this DC Comics series that tells the origin story of Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a year has passed since last season and England is in the midst of a civil war with neo-fascist Raven Union, led by Lord James Harwood (Jason Flemyng). As Harwood threatens to control the entire country, Pennyworth is making the most of profiting from a war-torn London.

Heartland Docs, DVM – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm

In rural Nebraska, husband and wife vets Dr Ben and Dr Erin Schroeder are the first, last and only line of defence for the animals that walk through their doors in need of help. Enduring blistering hot summers, freezing winters and everything in between, they’ve seen all kinds of traumas. Fortunately, they’re passionate about their work and no case is too challenging for this dynamic duo.

Wednesday, May 5

Big Apple, big drama: Things will get hectic when The Real Housewives of New York City returns

The Real Housewives of New York City, s13 – FOX ARENA, EXPRESS at 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

We’ve missed all the drama from Leah McSweeney, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan, so thankfully they return today to welcome us back into their glamorous lives. They’ll be joined by newbie Eboni K Williams, an attorney and broadcaster who’s ready for the next chapter in her journey. Everyone’s up for a fresh start – and we’re sure it won’t be long before things get truly out of control!

Escape to the Chateau, s6 – LifeStyle, 9.30pm

Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree are back to continue the jawdropping renovation project that has earned them fans everywhere – bringing to life their beautiful 19th-century chateau. Tonight, they’re updating the kitchen so that it’ll be easier to host events in the building, and that involves installing a whopping 500kg oven! They also welcome some new residents – a colony of bees.

Exterminate All the Brutes – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Delving into the history of European colonialism is this eye-opening docuseries. Heralded director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) explores the exploitation of Native Americans, and the impact of slavery. Using a mix of archival footage alongside new, scripted scenes, the series offers a different take on what the history books have taught us. Catch double episodes tonight and next Wednesday.

Thursday, May 6

Step into the sometimes surreal world of comedy Los Espookys – you won’t be sorry!

2021 NRL Telstra Premiership: Round 9 – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 7.50pm

Melbourne Storm will once again bring the thunder when they face the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Stadium Australia tonight. Although the visitors beat the Bunnies in Round 1, the locals have enjoyed an incredible hot streak this season. A huge round of NRL action continues with the Panthers meeting the Sharks on Friday, May 7, followed by the Eels vs the Roosters. Then stick around for a weekend of nail-biting weekend matches with Saturday, May 8, delivering the Raiders vs the Knights; the West Tigers vs the Titans; and the Cowboys vs the Broncos; followed on Sunday, May 9, with the Sea Eagles vs the Warriors; and the Dragons vs the Bulldogs.

Los Espookys – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

From Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen comes this mostly Spanish-language comedy (with subtitles) about a group of friends who turn their love of horror into a curious business. The six-part series is styled like a trippy telenovela and follows the group as they provide their unique services to some eccentric clients.

The UnXplained with William Shatner, s3 – HISTORY, 7.30pm

There is no one better suited to captain a sci-fi series about the most bizarre events ever reported than actor William Shatner. The Star Trek icon, best known as space explorer Captain James T Kirk, is back in another season of this docuseries, as he boldly goes in search of the truth with the help of scientists and re-enactments.

Pandemic – HISTORY, 9.30pm

In a world of restrictions and upheaval caused by the devastating COVID-19 crisis, this fascinating documentary is presented as “the most comprehensive film on the pandemic”. It examines what past global events can teach us about this modern-day plague and asks what else could have been done to prevent or counteract it.

Friday, May 7

Acclaimed director Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology has garnered wide praise from the critics

2021 Toyota AFL Premiership: Round 8 – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 7.50pm

The claws come out when the Richmond Tigers take on the Geelong Cats tonight as another action-packed AFL Round begins. The Cats couldn’t catch their jungle counterparts at last year’s Grand Final, so they’ll be looking for vengeance. The round continues on Saturday, May 8 with GWS Giants vs Essendon; Gold Coast` Suns vs St Kilda; and North Melbourne vs Collingwood, before a fierce rivalry and local derby close out the day with Melbourne vs Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide vs Adelaide Crows, respectively. The Sunday line-up is just as stacked, so don’t miss.

Million Dollar Listing New York, s9 – FOX ARENA, EXPRESS at 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

A new season of this long-running property series debuts sees the agents welcoming their first female broker, Kirsten Jordan. The top-seller and mother-of-three is competitive, tough and ready to give the guys a run for their money. But with the pandemic adversely affecting the market, there will be no easy sales.

Alaska: The Next Generation – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Fridays are all about the extreme on National Geographic, with three series about the harshest environments on Earth and the folk who call them home. Alaska: The Next Generation sees a new crop of survivalists abandon modern conveniences to live on their own terms. Following that is season three of Lawless Island, where Port Protection’s residents thrive on the fringes of society. Then the fifth offering of Primal Survivor takes it to the next level as Hazen Audel travels to the furthest reaches of South East Asia and South America to put his survival skills to the ultimate test.

Small Axe – BBC First, 8.30pm

Set between 1969 and 1982, Small Axe is an anthology of five feature-length stories based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community. Creator, director and Oscar-winner Steve McQueen titled the series after a proverb, which says, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe”. John Boyega won a Golden Globe this year for his performance in the third instalment, Red, White and Blue.

FIA Formula 1 World Championship: Aramco Grand Prix of Spain – FOX SPORTS 506 and 4K Ultra HD (Channel 508), LIVE from 7pm

Get set for more high octane action as the world’s best F1 drivers continue on to Spain. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have set the standard early, while relative newcomer Lando Norris, is making everyone sit up and take notice. It all starts tonight, with Race Day coming LIVE Sunday, May 9, from 9.30pm.

Saturday, May 8

Zack Snyder delivers a special black-and-white version of his epic cut of Justice League

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 10.50am

The world asked for it, and the world got it. Zack Snyder’s director’s version of Justice League felt like a long time coming but, when it finally arrived, fans and movie lovers rejoiced in the four-hour cut. Now we can experience the superhero ensemble flick in a format more closely aligned with the auteur’s original vision: in black and white. Justice is Gray adds a new dimension to the adventures of Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and their team that must be seen.

Women of Horror – Foxtel Movies Thriller, 8.30pm

Revel in a marathon collection of the spookiest films featuring leading ladies who kick butt, save the day… or simply survive the night. It begins with satirical horror Ready or Not, starring Australia’s own Samara Weaving, forced to take part in a deadly game. Catch two solid weeks of frightfully good films to enjoy, including Hereditary (featuring another Aussie, Toni Collette), Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the classic Misery, and so many more.

Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, s6 – Animal Planet, 6.30pm

Beloved Colorado veterinarian Dr Jeff Young and his highly skilled and equally compassionate team are back for another season of caring for all creatures great and small. In brand new episodes, Dr Jeff is a dog’s last hope after it jumps from a fast-moving car on the highway and there’s a surprise for Dr Don Kraft when he discovers what’s making one man’s best buddy mysteriously sick.

Sunday, May 9

Mamma Mia!’s Donna (Meryl Streep) is just one of the many movie mums you can catch today!

Mother’s Day on Foxtel Movies Romance & Lifetime Movie Network – LMN

It’s Mother’s Day, so take your pick of films featuring a selection of on-screen mums on Foxtel Movies Romance (from 8.55am) and Lifetime Movie Network (from 10.05am). Whether it’s Nadira Babbar’s Mrs Bakshi wanting to marry off her daughters in Bride & Prejudice, Meryl Streep’s Donna singing up a storm in Mamma Mia!; Catherine Zeta-Jones’s dangerous Cocaine Godmother; or Heather Graham’s fraught Corinne trying to keep her kids hidden in Flowers in the Attic – and many more. As you can see, there’s the full gamut of matriarchs, from nice to naughty!

The Secrets We Keep – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Romanian WWII refugee Maja (Noomi Rapace) kidnaps Thomas (Joel Kinnaman) believing he’s a German soldier who committed atrocities against her years earlier. Maja wants to make him pay, but Thomas denies it was him. What is the truth? Chris Messina (Sharp Objects) also stars in this drama.

Attenborough: Wild City – Forest of Life – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

See the fascinating wildlife in Singapore as this special – narrated by the great Sir David Attenborough – puts the spotlight on some species that have rarely (if ever) been filmed, including the Raffles’ banded langur, of which less than a few hundred are thought to exist, and the tiny mouse-deer, the world’s smallest hoofed mammal.

The Wonderland Murders, s2 – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

The Pacific Northwest region of the US, while stunningly beautiful, also has a shadowy side – discover all sorts of terrifying true-crime tales in the second season of this series, which finds the Portland homicide division kept disturbingly busy tracking down killers.

^ Selected programming available to stream on demand across internet-connected FOXTEL iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on FOXTEL NOW and on devices via FOXTEL GO. FOXTEL NOW customers please note that BoxSets is not available on FOXTEL NOW. FOXTEL NOW customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to FOXTEL NOW.

DISCLAIMER: Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all programming is subject to late change. FOXTEL may vary channel content or transmission times. FOXTEL is not liable for any loss or disappointment any viewer may suffer as a result. All times listed in AEST.

Aaron Ryanhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-aaron-ryan/
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566
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